State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $64,565.00-$103,661.00 Yearly






An Accountant Manager III is one of three managerial levels of work examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles in order to modify and maintain agency accounting systems, prepare financial reports or statements, and give fiscal advice to management. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Accountant Managers.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from the director of fiscal services, an executive officer or other designated administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class description or a class specification.

The Accountant Manager I, Accountant Manager II and Accountant Manager III are differentiated on the basis of supervisory responsibility.  Accountant Manager I has full managerial responsibility and directly supervises Accountant Supervisor I positions, the Accountant Manager II has full managerial responsibility and directly supervises Accountant Supervisor II positions, and the Accountant Manager III has full managerial responsibility and directly supervises Accountant Manager I or Accountant Manager II positions.


Plans, directs and administers accounting operations of an agency in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of lower-level Accountant Managers and related fiscal staff;

Directs the development and implementation of training programs for accounting staff;Implements and enforces generally accepted accounting principles in agency accounting operations;

Directs the development, implementation and operation of automated and manual accounting systems;

Directs the fiscal year end close-out in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; Directs the preparation of periodic and special reports for use by management and control agencies;

Contacts technical information processing personnel and fiscal control agencies to resolve major problems with agency accounting systems;

Reviews audit reports and meets with accounting staff to prepare responses to audit exceptions and develop corrective action plans, presents responses and corrective action plans to management and auditors and implements corrective action plans;

Meets with agency management personnel to present fiscal position and recommend adjustments or modifications to increase fiscal integrity of accounting operations;

May direct advanced level professional cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting, or bond and loan accounting operations;

May enforce the principles of cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting or bond and loan accounting in agency fiscal services;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.  

A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements for a classification in the Management Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.  Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, specific Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.  

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are in Management Service.  

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, Annotated Code of Maryland, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.    


Date Revised

July 21, 2017 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004555; EST: ; REV: 7/21/2017;

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